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Response Statement - Spotted Wolffish

This species underwent strong declines from the late 1970s until the mid 1990s, but since then there has been some recovery over most of its Canadian range.  This is indicated by both increases in abundance and area of occupancy.  These increases parallel a reduction in bottom fisheries that had a high incidental catch of this species, as well as introduction of recovery measures including mandatory release.  While these recent increases are encouraging, the species is still at low levels compared with the beginning of the research surveys.

 

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Caroline Ladanowski
Director
Wildlife Management and Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
Tel: 800-668-6767
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